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Promoting workplace health is important but can be a little hard to get engagement in.  Workplace hula hoop sessions are a fun and unique way to actively encourage healthy practices and to build team connection at the same time.

Hula hooping can add value to your workplace in a variety of ways including:
– health and wellness programmes
– team building
– seminar/event ice breakers

Did you know?
Hula hooping is the perfect counterpoint to sitting. When you sit you bend backwards from the pelvis and round down into the chest. When you hoop you move your pelvis forwards and open out through your chest and shoulders.

Workplace Health Session at Pegasus Health – Try It!
On 9 April 2018, In2hula Managing Director Bernadette Smith took a workplace health hula hoop session with the office staff at Pegasus Health in Christchurch.  Along with encouraging general health and well-being, this session was also one of the Try It Workshops being offered as part of the Super Heart Hoop-Off event coming up in October 2018.  Watch the video below to see highlights from the Pegasus Health session.

Feedback comments from the session included:

Yes I would be interested in joining the hula classes…. I found the session High energy and fun … motivating facilitator…so yes, count me in.

I enjoyed the session and even purchased a hoop. Just haven’t been able to get cracking on it. Would have liked a follow up session to help with helping me keep the hoop up – practice, practice, practice.

I thought it was good and great to see people getting the knack and it is a good fitness work out.

The trainer was clearly passionate about her work and did a great job.

Great session – loved it, forgot I was doing exercise!

Fun and Unique Opportunity to promote workplace health and your business
Business involvement in the Super Heart Hoop-Off is a beneficial opportunity to promote staff health and lift your business’s profile through:

– Building the feeling of team purpose among your staff
– Promoting a fun fitness activity to staff that they can easily engage in at the workplace or at home
– Publicly supporting a charity which addresses a life or death issue that currently effects 172,000 New Zealanders and most likely a number of your staff

hula hoop record The Super Heart Hoop-Off is a charity event being held in Hagley Park to support the Heart Foundation of New Zealand.

Heart disease is New Zealand’s biggest killer.

Most deaths from heart disease are preventable.

Regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to prevent heart disease.

The main sponsor for this event is In2Hula: Hoop for Fitness, and the main activity at the event will be an attempt to break the New Zealand record for the most people hula hooping together in one place for at least 2 minutes continuously.

This is In2Hula’s way of promoting fun physical activity.

How your business can be involved:

Enter a Corporate Team
Your business can enter a team (any size) to take part in the New Zealand hula hoop record attempt.  This is an effective way to build team purpose among staff both for those taking part directly and those supporting.  Teams are invited to dress up for the event in a way that promotes their business.

What if your staff members can’t hula hoop?
In some ways it is even better if your staff members can’t hula hoop to start with as learning a new skill together where everyone is out of their comfort zone and is collaborating in a new situation is one of the best ways to build connection among your staff.

In2hula hula hoop classes are marked by laughter, encouragement and celebration.

In2hula is offering business’s a 30 minute Try It Workshop where participants can learn how to hula hoop.   In2hula can run this workshop with your staff group alone or staff can attend a Try It Workshop for a combined group of businesses.  The price for this workshop will vary depending on venue and group type.  If you have a team of people interested in taking part in the Hoop-Off your business can run a Hoop-Off Preparation Package of 6 thirty minute group teaching sessions for $50 (plus GST) per session – total cost $345 (including GST)

There is also a discount price for In2hula Fitness Hoops of $39 (including GST) each for 5 or more hoops – these hoops are normally $45 each.

For more information or to make a booking contact Bernadette Smith on 021 2466 779 or at info@hulahoops.co.nz

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